Play schemas Part 2
Newsletter 3 of the Schemas Mini Series
This week we are continuing our exploration of schemas with a focused look at 3 play schemas: enclosing, positioning and enveloping.
Understanding Play Schemas is crucial for parents and educators in two key ways. Firstly, it allows us to distinguish between ‘natural urges’ and ‘behaviour’, which can help us better support children's emotional and social development. Secondly, it enables us to plan learning environments that align with children's Play Schemas, which can significantly enhance their learning and mastery of new concepts.
If you need a refresher on Play Schemas, check out the first newsletter in this series: An Introduction to Play Schemas.
In this newsletter we’ll cover:
the enclosing schema of play: including observations, activity suggestions and resources to use.
the positioning schema of play : including observations, activity suggestions and resources to use.
the enveloping schema of play: including observations, activity suggestions and resources to use.
March at a glance:
The enclosing, positioning and enveloping play schema in detail - this email
The rotation, orientation and transforming play schema in detail - 28th March
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